2016 Sussex Nigeria Scholarships – Award amount up to £5,000

2016 Sussex Nigeria Scholarships – Award amount up to £5,000

Deadline: August 1, 2016

As part of a wider initiative to invest in excellence, the University of Sussex is delighted to offer scholarships to overseas fee paying students from Nigeria admitted to start an eligible Masters course in September 2016. The scholarship is worth £3,000 for applicants that meet the eligibility criteria and will be awarded as a fee reduction upon registering at Sussex.

For applicants holding/expecting to achieve a First Class degree, equivalent to a British Bachelors Honours degree from a Higher Education Institution in Nigeria, the award will automatically be enhanced to £5,000.


Scholarship will be awarded as a fee reduction. Award amount up to £5,000


  • Candidate must be a national of Nigeria;
  • Be a self-financing student and have accepted an offer of a full-time place on a Masters course at the University of Sussex commencing in September 2016.
  • Must meet the published academic requirements for chosen course.
  • If your offer of a place is conditional you will need to meet the conditions of your offer before you are admitted to the University and awarded the scholarship;
  • To receive the enhanced award, you will be required to provide evidence of your First Class degree from a recognised institution in Nigeria;
  • The scholarships relate to all full-time taught Masters degree courses at the University of Sussex (e.g. MA, MSc, LLM. MRes) excluding the following courses:
    • Postgraduate diplomas
    • Graduate Entry LLB
    • Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law
    • Graduate Diploma in Economics
    • Masters degrees in Social Work
    • Social Work post qualifying Masters degrees
    • PGCE courses and schools direct teaching courses
    • MSc Automotive Engineering
    • Master of Education (two years part-time)
    • MA degrees in IDS apart from the MA Gender
    • Pre-Masters degrees and diplomas taught at partner colleges which are validated by Sussex.
  • If your tuition fees are funded by an external funding body you will not be eligible to receive the scholarship.
  • The scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship funded by the University of Sussex. If you have been offered any other Sussex scholarship and wish to accept this award, you will need to decline the other scholarship or vice versa.

Application Process

  • Apply for admission to an eligible Masters course via the University’s PG Apply online application system.
  • If you are made an offer of a place, there will be an online scholarship declaration on PG Apply as part of the acceptance process. You must submit this declaration by August 1, 2016 in order to receive the scholarship.
  • The scholarship will be awarded automatically as a tuition fee reduction to eligible students upon enrolment at the University of Sussex.
  • Scholarship information will be included in your CAS for your visa, so please register your interest in the scholarship before you receive your CAS from the Admissions Office. If the scholarship information is not showing on your CAS or you want to register for the scholarship after the CAS has been created, please contact the Admissions Office: [email protected]

For more information, visit Sussex Nigeria Scholarship.